THE Tain District Chief Executive (DCE), Madam Farizana Ibrahim Bintu, has appealed to chiefs in the area to use their influence in society to promote the education of girls in order to place them at decision-making positions in the country.
She noted that Nananom, as partners in development, had a major role to play in the quest to place women at a better position in society to enable them contribute their quota towards the socio-economic advancement of the nation.
Madam Bintu said this when she handed over two mini-buses to the Nkoranman and Baduman Senior High Schools (SHS) respectively at a brief ceremony at Nsawkaw, the district capital, in the Brong Ahafo Region. The two schools are among the deprived schools in the region.
She noted that the notion held by people that the place of a girl and a woman was in the kitchen still persisted in some parts of the district and, therefore, called on the chiefs to help erase that line of thinking from the minds of the people.
‘While government is eager to provide all the facilities to enhance education in the district, we are appealing to our chiefs to continue to sensitise the people in their various communities to see the need to place premium on the education of their children, especially the girls to the highest level,” she stressed
Madam Bintu observed that the greatest legacy that every parent could bequeath to their children was education and, therefore, urged parents in the district not to spend their monies on funeral clothes, but use them to educate their children.
She said the district assembly, in collaboration with the District Directorate of Education, was working hard to achieve gender parity between boys and girls at the basic and secondary levels of education in the district, but called for the assistance of chiefs in the area in that direction.
The Oyokohene of Seikwa, Nana Twum Barima, on behalf of Nananom, thanked the government for the gesture and commended the DCE for acknowledging the presence of Nananom in their efforts to promote quality education.
He, therefore, appealed to parents to sponsor their children’s education rather than spend their monies on things that would not secure their future.